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A trade show takes place Tuesday during the 65th annual Beef Cattle Short Course at Texas A&M University. Producers and ranchers from across the country have been attending a variety of workshops and lectures related to the beef cattle industry during the 4-day event, which concludes today.
Lyle Zoeller retrieves his hat from a "hat parking" table inside the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University while attending the 65th annual Beef Cattle Short Course on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Visitors are asked to remove their hats inside the building out of respect for Aggies who have given their lives in defense of their country. The Beef Cattle Short Course concludes today. You can read more about the annual event here.
Rick Rennhack, left, talks with and Bob Timmerman as they check-out a JCB skid steer and other equipment on display at Rudder Plaza during the 2018 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course.
Travis Whitney, left, associate professor and livestock nutritionist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo, talks about harvesting juniper trees as livestock feed with attendees of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course on Tuesday. The three-day beef cattle educational program concluded Wednesday with more workshops and demonstrations. Topics discussed have included animal health, nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, selection, research, marketing, handling and more.
Attendees of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course listen to a presentation on forage management at the Memorial Student Center on Tuesday. The session was one of many taking place over the course of the three-day beef cattle educational program that concluded Wednesday with more workshops and demonstrations. Topics discussed have included animal health, nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, selection, research, marketing, handling and more.
Texas A&M's Beef Cattle Short Course, an annual event that draws thousands of people to campus each summer, will be held online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will broadcast Aug. 3-5, but will be available for registered participants to watch at their own pace.
Topics include animal health, nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, marketing, landowner issues, fence building and more. There will be a virtual trade show and live demonstrations.
Last year's 65th annual event attracted more than 2,300 attendees and more than 140 exhibitors, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Registration is $99 through July 1, when the price increases to $129.
Refunds for those not wanting to participate in the online version of the event will be issued through July 31 with a $50 fee.
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